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Questions with a Pro: Eric Politzer

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Eric Politzer. Eric is a Los Angeles-based editorial portrait photographer, who focuses his work around music, dance, fitness, hospitality and higher education. He has worked closely with non-profit organizations to give voice to those who would not normally have one. Here, Eric speaks to how he gives voice to individuals through his photography, how he handles stress in the industry, and his thoughts on the future of photography….

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Questions with a Pro: James Farrell

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, James Farrell. James is a Brooklyn-based photographer specializing in photographing active individuals. He strives to convey the vision of what it really means to be an athlete through his photography. He works with countless big-name clients such as Nike, NFL, Forbes, and many others. Here, James explains how he decided to focus his career around athletes, advice about photographers getting paid for what they are worth, and his biggest stressor…

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Questions with a Pro: Dylan Buyskes

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Dylan Buyskes. Dylan is a Buffalo, New York-based photographer and founder of Onion Studio. Dylan and his team highly emphasize collaboration and communication, in order to adequately reflect the client’s vision through their own creative vision. His partner in both life and business is his wife, Robyn Buyskes. Here, Dylan details what it is like to be married to his business partner, what he learned growing up as the…

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Questions With a Pro: Jeremy Ruzich

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Jeremy Ruzich. Jeremy is a Kansas City-based photographer, artist, poet, and filmmaker who works to tell the stories of nonprofit organizations, small grassroots groups, churches, schools, and other groups that have a desire to get their stories out there. He keeps the viewer in mind when creating, which highly influences how he ends up approaching his work. Here, Jeremy details how he ended up specializing in non-profits, where he typically…

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Questions with a Pro: Nate Smith

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features, Nate Smith. Nate is a Baltimore-based architectural photographer and drone pilot specializing in large commercial properties. He combines his traditional photography experience with drone photography to deliver each client’s specific vision. Here, Nate describes his transition from video to still photography, the process of becoming an FAA certified drone pilot and how he decided to incorporate drones into his work, as well as some of his strategies for marketing and…

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Questions with a Pro: Andy Batt

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Andy Batt. Andy is a Portland, Oregon based photographer with his work focused in advertising and marketing. Andy enjoys both large and small scale shoots and is known for his flexibility and adaptability. He has a very interesting philosophy regarding creativity maintenance that stems from John Cleese, which he outlines below. He also discusses how the photography industry has changed throughout his career, as well as his current personal project,…

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Questions with a Pro: Doug Gritzmacher

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Doug Gritzmacher. Doug is a Denver, Colorado-based photographer, cinematographer, and video producer who manages to maintain three successful businesses simultaneously. He has these three business to ensure that his various skills and creativity can come through in his work. Here, Doug details the mindset he has while shooting, the advantages and disadvantages of business diversity, and the differences between his still photography and video work. We asked: In what ways do…

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Questions with a Pro: Craig Hadorn

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Craig Hadorn. Craig is a Salt Lake City, Utah based photographer specializing in portrait and food photography. In his previous career, Craig was an art director for advertising agencies, which taught him various things that he brought with him to his photography career. Here, he outlines some of the skills that have benefitted him from his previous experience as an art director, his number one piece of advice for new…

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Questions with a Pro: Kathryn Elsesser

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Kathryn Elsesser. Kathryn is a Portland based photographer specializing in editorial, portrait and food photography. Her photography is grounded in the exploration of the world, which has brought her to countless international locations and provided her with a worldly perspective. She sees herself as a people person, which allows her to successfully capture her client’s vision. She also approaches photography as a process of continuing education, which allows her to…

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Questions with a Pro: Stewart Cohen

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This week’s Questions with a Pro features Stewart Cohen. Stewart is a Canadian born photographer and director who is known for his ability to seamlessly bring together all of the various moving parts in both large and small-scale productions. He moves seamlessly between both still and motion works, but also enjoys bringing his work together in different forms such as monographs. He has travelled the world with his work and has been recognized by Adweek as Photographer…

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